|Project by DaveTPilot||posted 01-31-2011 04:42 PM||2745 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I was in the middle of making a 1×2 cube storage when my wife popped into the shop and asked if I could make a quick rack to hang pots and pans. I looked around the shop to see what I had available. I found a piece of red oak left over from another project. It was already cut to the length I wanted and sanded! I also had some Shaker Pegs for a not yet completed towel rack. The heads of the pegs were too big to fit through the pan handles so I had to cut them.
I cut the heads off on the band saw. I have some 60 grit sandpaper glued to a short 2×2 that I use like a rasp on many projects. That made quick work of evening up the band saw cuts. A quick smoothing with some 120 grit and they were ready.
I marked out the hole locations and drilled them with a 1/2” Forstner bit on the drill press. I cut the back side at a 10° angle so the pegs would angle up slightly. (As it turns out, the wall was already angled a few degrees so the pegs are angled slightly more than I intended but it works just fine.)
A little glue on each peg and I drove them home with a dead blow mallet. Finish was not important, my wife wanted to use this immediately, but I just couldn’t bring myself to hang a raw wood project in my kitchen. I applied one heavy coat of Golden Oak Watco Danish Oil and wiped it dry with a shop towel.
The pictures were taken less than 1 hour after I started the project.
-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com